“Poor Little Jesus”


"It was poor little Jesus, yes, yes, He was born on Christmas... And laid in a manger...." Describes Jesus's humble birth, the song goes on to relate his death and resurrection. Stanzas end with "Wasn't that a pity and a shame?"


  1. Lomax-FSUSA 101, "Po' Lil Jesus" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Silber-FSWB, p. 373, "Poor Little Jesus" (1 text)
  3. BI, LxU101


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1926